Wildlife Biology Intern

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Duties: Data collection will follow standardized biological inventory / monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, waterbird surveys, tiger beetle surveys, black rail recording surveys, saltmarsh elevation monitoring, marsh island monitoring, salt marsh restoration, and threatened/endangered species monitoring. Other tasks include invasive plant species inventory, mapping, and eradication. In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to data entry and editing, environmental education, public outreach and interpretation, maintenance, construction, and office assistance.


Qualifications: Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Adverse conditions include, but are not limited to: working in hot and humid weather conditions, biting insects, walking on uneven/muddy/wet terrain, carrying heavy field equipment, and walking long distances. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver's license, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle, field gear and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills is helpful.


Independent projects may be possible as time allows, and college internship credit may also be possible according to individual institutional guidelines. Position will be approximately 40 hours per week and may include weekend work.


Applicants will need to submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references for interview consideration. Send application materials via email to: vinny_turner@fws.gov. Deadline for all applications is February 10, 2023.

Start Date - 2023-05-15

End Date - 2023-09-01

Activities include: Computers;Fish/Wildlife;GIS/GPS;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location:

5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Description

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.


The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sun May 14, 2023 - Fri Sep 01, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Great Creek RoadOceanville, NJ 08231

(39.47116,-74.46082)
 

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